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Tower Of London Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth In Japan’s Sprinters Stakes

Godolphin’s 4-year-old Tower of London (JPN), ridden by Christophe Lemaire, caught pacesetter Mozu Superflare in the final yards to win Sunday’s 53rd running of the six-furlong US$2,075,000 Sprinters Stakes (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse, and gained an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is […]

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Raven’s Corner, Dream Castle Score On Opening Night Of Dubai World Cup Carnival

The opening night of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan featured the six-furlong Dubawi Stakes and 1 1/8-mile Singspiel Stakes—both Group 3 and worth $200,000—with each providing thrilling stretch runs and popular victories. The evening also featured three wide-open, lucrative handicaps on turf and the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial for newly turned 3-year-old […]

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Elusive Quality, Sire Of Kentucky Derby Winner Smarty Jones, Pensioned From Stallion Duty

Champion sire and world record breaker Elusive Quality has been retired from stud duties at Sheikh Mohammed’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Campaigned by Sheikh Mohammed, the 24-year-old took up residence at Gainsborough Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, in 1999, as the second stallion to stand for Sheikh Mohammed in America. Quiet American was the first. […]

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Daughter Of Raven’s Pass Brings Top Price At Goffs Orby Sale

Top prices of €2,000,000, €1,700,000, €1,200,000 and €1,050,000, purchased by four separate buyers, set a new record for Goffs Orby as the highest number of million-plus lots in the history of the sale. Pat O’Kelly of Kilcarn Stud further enhanced her remarkable reputation for producing Orby sales toppers with a beautiful Raven’s Pass filly out […]

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Raven’s Pass Filly Tops Depressed Goffs Orby Sale

Wednesday’s opening session of the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale saw declines in average and median, but strong total sales as trade picked up late in the day. Total receipts were up 11 percent for the Tuesday session to €15.5 million ($21,070,000). Average decreased 4 percent–to €87,480 ($118,902)–as did the median, which was €55,000 ($74,756). The sessions topper was […]

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Raven’s Pass colt tops day 1 of Tattersalls October sale

Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale got off to a sensational start with 139 lots selling for 23,016,000 guineas – the highest recorded turnover on a single day since the inception of the sale in 2003. Turnover for up 27% on the opening session last year, whilst the average of 165,583 guineas was […]

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Steeler first stakes winner for BC Classic champ Raven’s Pass

Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Raven’s Pass sired his first stakes winner when his 2-year-old colt, Steeler, captured the listed Peter Willett Stakes at Goodwood Racecourse in England on Tuesday. Trained by Mark Johnston, the chestnut colt is owned by Sheikh Mohammed’s son, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum. Bred Ireland by Airlie Stud, […]

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McGrath: Frankel’s ‘duty’ is the Breeders’ Cup Classic

In his column at Britain’s The Independent, Chris McGrath writes that trainer Sir Henry Cecil should seriously consider running Frankel in this year’s Breeders’ Cup and not in the Mile but in the Classic.  So far, Cecil has suggested Frankel will wrap up his year in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot October 15, […]

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HANDS DOWN, IT’S ZENYATTA

While Ray is traveling back from Osaka (hopefully we won’t have to hear too much about jet lag once he returns to the United States), he wanted to reignite the debate over Horse of the Year. The following piece was submitted by Jeff Shapes, a marketing communications consultant, freelance writer and horse racing enthusiast, not […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland – BREEDING CONCERN FOR ECLIPSE AWARDS

By Ray Paulick I make no apologies for my dissent with Eclipse Award voting results in the outstanding breeder category on at least three different occasions in the years since the vote was taken away from a six-member committee and given to the larger group of voters that determine the other Eclipse Award […]

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